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"brainwash" in British English

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brainwashverb [T]

uk   /ˈbreɪn.wɒʃ/  us   /-wɑːʃ/ disapproving
to make someone ​believe something by ​repeatedlytelling them that it is ​true and ​preventing any other ​information from ​reaching them : Their ​government is ​trying to brainwash them intothinking that ​war cannot be ​avoided.
brainwashing
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
Many ​peoplethought the ​sect was ​guilty of brainwashing.
(Definition of brainwash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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brainwashverb [T]

 us   /ˈbreɪnˌwɑʃ, -ˌwɔʃ/
to make ​peoplebelieve only what you ​want them to ​believe by ​continuallytelling them that it is ​true and ​preventing any other ​information from ​reaching them: Could it be that we’re brainwashed to ​accept these things?
(Definition of brainwash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “brainwash”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…洗脑, 向…强行灌输…
in Turkish beyin yıkamak…
in Russian промывать мозги…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…洗腦, 向…強行灌輸…
in Polish robić wodę z mózgu…
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